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Donna Jo Napoli Papers, undated, 1992-2003

Summary Information
Title: Donna Jo Napoli Papers
Dates: undated, 1992-2013
Creator: Napoli, Donna Jo,
Extent: 5 boxes (5.75 cubic feet)
Language: Collection materials in English
Collection Number: CLRC-885
Abstract:
This collection consists of papers that focus on the writing, revision and publication of thirty-four of her books for children, young adults and middle-grade readers.

Repository: University of Minnesota. Children's Literature Research Collections.

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Gift of Napoli, Donna Jo

Access Restrictions:

Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required. Items in this collection do not circulate and may be used in-house only. Materials will be retrieved from and returned to storage areas by staff members.

Copyright:

Please contact staff regarding copyright status of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under fair use provisions of the copyright law (Title 17, U.S. Code).

Preferred Citation:

Donna Jo Napoli Papers, Children's Literature Research Collection, University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis.


Arrangement

Publications are arranged alphabetically by title.


Biographical Sketch

Donna Jo Napoli was born February 28, 1948 in Miami, Florida. She attended Harvard where she received her B.A. in mathematics in 1970, and her Ph.D in Romance Languages and Literature in 1973. She has worked as a lecturer in philosophy, linguistics, and mathematics throughout her career and has been a professor of linguistics at Swarthmore College, Smith College, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Georgetown University, and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where she eventually earned tenure and became a full professor in 1984. She is currently the head of the Linguistics department at Swarthmore College in Philadelphia.

While Napoli's first publications were in the field of linguistics, her first children's book, The Hero of Barletta , an adaptation of a traditional Italian folk tale, was published in 1988. She has written about fairy tales, history, music, and mystery, and her publications have won numerous awards and have been translated into different languages around the world.


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains production materials for thirty-four titles written by Donna Jo Napoli published between 1998 and 2014. Production materials consist of corrected typescripts, front matter, notes, and page proofs. The collection also includes correspondence and notes.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948-
  • Prejudices -- Juvenile fiction
  • Italian Americans -- Juvenile fiction
  • Uncles -- Juvenile fiction
  • Race relations -- Juvenile fiction
  • Country life -- Louisiana -- Juvenile fiction
  • Prejudices -- Fiction
  • Italian Americans -- Fiction
  • Uncles -- Fiction
  • Race relations -- Fiction
  • Country life -- Louisiana -- Fiction
  • Country life -- Louisiana -- Fiction
  • Louisiana -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile fiction
  • Louisiana -- History -- 19th century -- Fiction
  • Fairy tales
  • Iran -- Fiction
  • Social acceptance -- Juvenile fiction
  • Bonobo -- Juvenile fiction
  • Bonobo -- Fiction
  • Chimpanzees -- Fiction
  • Hair -- Fiction
  • Zoos -- Fiction
  • Footbinding -- Juvenile fiction
  • Stepmothers -- Fiction
  • Footbinding -- Fiction
  • China -- History -- Ming dynasty, 1368-1644 -- Juvenile fiction
  • China -- History -- Ming dynasty, 1368-1644 -- Fiction
  • Pied Piper of Hamelin (Legendary character) -- Juvenile fiction
  • Cystic fibrosis -- Juvenile fiction
  • Pied Piper of Hamelin (Legendary character) -- Fiction
  • Cystic fibrosis -- Fiction
  • Magic -- Fiction
  • Plague -- Germany -- Fiction
  • Hameln (Germany) -- History -- To 1500 -- Fiction
  • Germany -- History -- 1273-1517 -- Fiction
  • Folklore -- England
  • Sex role -- Fiction
  • Family life -- Italy -- Venice -- Fiction
  • Jews -- Italy -- Venice -- History -- 16th century -- Fiction
  • Venice (Italy) -- History -- 16th century -- Fiction
  • Italy -- History -- 16th century -- Fiction
  • Earthquakes -- Fiction
  • Orphans -- Fiction
  • Animals -- Fiction
  • Courage -- Fiction
  • Conduct of life -- Fiction
  • Earthquakes -- Juvenile fiction
  • Orphans -- Juvenile fiction
  • Animals -- Juvenile fiction
  • Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction
  • Iran -- Juvenile fiction
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Italy -- Juvenile fiction
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Italy -- Fiction
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Underground movements -- Italy -- Fiction
  • Survival -- Fiction
  • Italy -- History -- German occupation, 1943-1945 -- Fiction
  • Death -- Fiction
  • Fathers and daughters -- Fiction
  • Youth -- Political activity -- Fiction
  • Venice (Italy) -- Fiction
  • Frogs -- Juvenile fiction
  • Magic -- Juvenile fiction
  • Frogs -- Fiction
  • Magic -- Fiction
  • Pan (Greek deity) -- Juvenile fiction
  • Pan (Greek deity) -- Fiction
  • Mythology, Greek -- Fiction
  • Vacations -- Juvenile fiction
  • Baboons -- Juvenile fiction
  • Jungles -- Juvenile fiction
  • Hotels, motels, etc -- Juvenile fiction
  • Jungles -- Fiction
  • Vacations -- Fiction
  • Hotels, motels, etc -- Fiction
  • Baboons -- Fiction
  • Humorous stories
  • Middle Ages -- Juvenile fiction
  • Slavery -- Juvenile fiction
  • Slavery -- Fiction
  • Selective mutism -- Fiction
  • Seafaring life -- Fiction
  • Princesses -- Fiction
  • Middle Ages -- Fiction
  • Ireland -- History -- To 1172 -- Juvenile fiction
  • Ireland -- History -- To 1172 -- Fiction
  • Italians -- New York (State) -- New York -- Juvenile fiction
  • Street children -- Juvenile fiction
  • Jews -- United States -- Fiction
  • Street children -- Fiction
  • Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New YorkN -- Fiction
  • Italians -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction
  • Emigration and immigration -- Fiction
  • New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1865-1898 -- Juvenile fiction
  • New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1865-1898 -- Fiction
  • Warthog -- Juvenile fiction
  • Savanna animals -- Juvenile fiction
  • Friendship -- Juvenile fiction
  • Warthog -- Fiction
  • Savanna animals -- Fiction
  • Friendship -- Fiction
  • Africa -- Juvenile fiction
  • Africa -- Fiction
  • Henson, Matthew Alexander, 1866-1955 -- Juvenile fiction
  • Henson, Matthew Alexander, 1866-1955 -- Fiction
  • Runaways -- Juvenile fiction
  • Runaways -- Fiction
  • Inuit -- Fiction
  • Voyages and travels -- Fiction
  • Eskimos -- Fiction
  • Canada -- Juvenile fiction
  • Bylot Island (Nunavut) -- Fiction
  • Canada -- Fiction
  • Postal service -- Juvenile fiction
  • Brothers and sisters -- Fiction
  • Letters -- Fiction
  • Art -- Fiction
  • Artists -- Fiction
  • Creative ability -- Fiction
  • Aboriginal Australians -- Fiction
  • Animals -- Australia -- Fiction
  • Animals in art -- Juvenile fiction
  • Australia -- Juvenile fiction
  • Australia -- Fiction
  • Dogs -- Fiction
  • Dogs -- Juvenile fiction
  • Cats -- Juvenile fiction
  • Cats -- Fiction
  • Soccer -- Fiction
  • Freckles -- Fiction
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Food -- Juvenile fiction
  • Food -- Fiction
  • Friendship -- Fiction
  • Mystery and detective stories
  • Pets -- Juvenile fiction
  • Pets -- Fiction
  • Sports stories
  • Sports -- Fiction
  • Schools -- Fiction
  • Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519. Mona Lisa -- Juvenile fiction
  • Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519. Mona Lisa -- Fiction
  • Renaissance -- Italy -- Florence -- Juvenile fiction
  • Renaissance -- Italy -- Florence -- Fiction
  • Florence (Italy) -- History -- 1421-1737 -- Fiction
  • Italy -- History -- 1492-1559 -- Fiction
  • Fairy tales
  • Fathers and daughters -- Fiction
  • Spinning -- Fiction
  • Kidnapping -- Fiction
  • Italy -- Fiction
  • Mythology, Greek -- Juvenile literature
  • Mythology, Greek
  • Swans -- Juvenile literature
  • Ducks -- Juvenile literature
  • Conformity -- Juvenile fiction
  • Swans -- Fiction
  • Ducks -- Fiction
  • Conformity -- Fiction
  • Don Juan (Legendary character) -- Juvenile fiction
  • Don Juan (Legendary character) -- Fiction
  • Wagers -- Juvenile fiction
  • Devil -- Juvenile fiction
  • Wagers -- Fiction
  • Aristocracy (Social class) -- Fiction
  • Pride and vanity -- Fiction
  • Sicily (Italy) -- History -- 1016-1194 -- Juvenile fiction
  • Sicily (Italy) -- History -- 1016-1194 -- Fiction
  • Italy -- History -- 12th century -- Fiction
  • Devil -- Fiction
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
 
Alligator Bayou, 2009 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, Correspondence, 2007  Box 1 , Folder 1-2
 
Corrected Typescript, 2008  Box 1 , Folder 3
 
Corrected Typescript, Correspondence, 2008  Box 1 , Folder 4
 
Corrected Typescript, undated  Box 1 , Folder 5-6
 
Corrected Page Proof, 2008  Box 1 , Folder 7
 
Beast, 2000 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, 1999  Box 1 , Folder 8-9
 
Corrected Page Proof , 2000  Box 1 , Folder 10-11
 
Correspondence, 1999-2000  Box 1 , Folder 12
 
Bobby, The Bold, 2006 
Box 1
Typescript, Corrected Typescript, Corrected Page Proof, Correspondence, 2004-2005  Box 1 , Folder 13
 
Bound, 2004 
Box 1
Typescript, undated  Box 1 , Folder 14
 
Typescript, 2003  Box 1 , Folder 15
 
Corrected Typescript, 2003  Box 1 , Folder 16
 
Breath, 2003 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, 2002  Box 1 , Folder 17-18
 
Notes, Correspondence, 2003  Box 1 , Folder 19
 
Crazy Jack, 1999 
Box 1
Corrected Typescript, 1998  Box 1 , Folder 20
 
Corrected Typescript, undated  Box 1 , Folder 21
 
Corrected Page Proof, 1999  Box 1 , Folder 22
 
Daughter of Venice, A, 2002 
Box 2
Corrected Typescript, 2000  Box 2 , Folder 1
 
Typescript, 2001  Box 2 , Folder 2
 
Corrected Typescript, 2001  Box 2 , Folder 3-4
 
Corrected Typescript, Notes, Correspondence, 2001  Box 2 , Folder 5
 
Earth Shook, The: A Persian Tale, 2009 
Box 2
Corrected Typescript, Correspondence, 2005-2008  Box 2 , Folder 6
 
Fire in the Hills, 2006 
Box 2
Corrected Typescript, undated  Box 2 , Folder 7-9
 
Corrected Typescript, 2005  Box 2 , Folder 10
 
Corrected Typescript, Notes, Correspondence, 2004-2005  Box 2 , Folder 11
 
Flamingo Dream, 2002 
Box 2
Corrected Typescript, Notes, Correspondence, 1996-2000  Box 2 , Folder 12
 
For the Love of Venice, 1998 
Box 2
Corrected Typescript, undated  Box 2 , Folder 13-14
 
Corrected Page Proof, 1997  Box 2 , Folder 15-16
 
Corrected Front Matter, Corrected Page Proof, 1998  Box 2 , Folder 17
 
Gracie, the Pixie of the Puddle, 2004 
Box 2
Corrected Typescript, 2003  Box 2 , Folder 18
 
Typescript, 2001  Box 2 , Folder 19-20
 
Typescript, 2002  Box 2 , Folder 21
 
Corrected Typescript, 2002  Box 2 , Folder 22
 
Notes undated  Box 2 , Folder 23
 
Great God Pan, The, 2003 
Box 2
Corrected Typescript, 1999  Box 2 , Folder 24
 
Corrected Typescript, Notes, Correspondence, 2000  Box 2 , Folder 25
 
Corrected Typescript, Notes, Correspondence, 2001-2002  Box 2 , Folder 26
 
Corrected Typescript, Notes, Correspondence, 2002  Box 2 , Folder 27
 
Corrected Front Matter, Corrected Typescript, 2003  Box 2 , Folder 28
Box 3
Correspondence 1999-2002  Box 3 , Folder 1
 
Hands and Hearts, 2014 
Box 3
Typescript, Corrected Dummy Sketches, Correspondence, 2002-2003, 2011-2013  Box 3 , Folder 2
 
Hotel Jungle, 2004 
Box 3
Corrected Typescript, Correspondence, 1994-2002  Box 3 , Folder 3
 
Hush: An Irish Princess' Tale, 2007 
Box 3
Typescript, undated  Box 3 , Folder 4
 
Corrected Typescript, undated  Box 3 , Folder 5-8
 
Corrected Typescript, 2007  Box 3 , Folder 9-10
 
Correspondence, 2005-2006  Box 3 , Folder 11
 
King of Mulberry Street, The, 2005 
Box 3
Typescript, 2003  Box 3 , Folder 12
 
Corrected Typescript, Notes, 2003  Box 3 , Folder 13
 
Corrected Typescript, 2004  Box 3 , Folder 14-16
 
Corrected Typescript, Correspondence, 2004  Box 3 , Folder 17
 
Corrected Typescript, 2004  Box 3 , Folder 18-20
 
Corrected Typescript, undated  Box 3 , Folder 21-22
 
Photocopied Corrected Page Proof , 2005  Box 3 , Folder 23
 
Corrected Page Proof, 2005  Box 3 , Folder 24-25
 
Mogo, The Third Warthog, 2008 
Box 4
Corrected Typescript, Correspondence, 2006  Box 4 , Folder 1-2
 
Corrected Typescript, Undated  Box 4 , Folder 3
 
Corrected Typescript, 2006  Box 4 , Folder 4
 
North, 2004 
Box 4
Corrected Typescript, 2000  Box 4 , Folder 5
 
Corrected Typescript, Notes, Correspondence, 2000  Box 4 , Folder 6
 
Corrected Typescript, Notes, Correspondence, 2001  Box 4 , Folder 7
 
Corrected Typescript, Notes, Correspondence, 2003  Box 4 , Folder 8
 
Pink Magic, 2005 
Box 4
Corrected Typescripts, Notes, Correspondence, 1992-2003  Box 4 , Folder 9
 
Ready to Dream, 2009 
Box 4
Corrected Typescripts, Correspondence, 2000-2008  Box 4 , Folder 10
 
Rocky, The Cat Who Barks, 2002 
Box 4
Corrected Typescript, Partial Dummy, Correspondence, 1996-2001  Box 4 , Folder 11
 
Shelley Shock, 2000 
Box 4
Typescript, 1999  Box 4 , Folder 12
 
Skin, 2013 
Box 4
Corrected Typescript, 2006  Box 4 , Folder 13
 
Corrected Typescript, 2012  Box 4 , Folder 14-15
 
Corrected Typescript, 2013  Box 4 , Folder 16
 
Sly the Sleuth and the Food Mystery, 2007 
Box 4
Corrected Typescript, 2005  Box 4 , Folder 17
 
Photocopied Partial Corrected Page Proof, Correspondence, 2005-2006  Box 4 , Folder 18
 
Sly the Sleuth and the Pet Mystery, 2005 
Box 4
Corrected Typescript, Correspondence, 2003-2004  Box 4 , Folder 19
 
Corrected Page Proof 2004  Box 4 , Folder 20
 
Sly the Sleuth and the Sports Mystery, 2006 
Box 4
Corrected Typescript, Correspondence, 2003-2005  Box 4 , Folder 21
 
Corrected Typescript, 2005  Box 4 , Folder 22
 
Smile, The, 2008 
Box 4
Corrected Typescript, 2007  Box 4 , Folder 23-24
 
Photocopied Corrected Galley, 2008  Box 4 , Folder 25-26
 
Spinners, 1999 
Box 5
Photocopied Typescript, 1998  Box 5 , Folder 1
 
Storm, 2014 
Box 5
Typescript, 2013  Box 5 , Folder 2
 
Typescript, undated  Box 5 , Folder 3
 
Corrected Typescript, undated  Box 5 , Folder 4-5
 
Correspondence, 2013  Box 5 , Folder 6
 
Three Days, 2001 
Box 5
Corrected Typescript, Notes, 2000  Box 5 , Folder 7
 
Corrected Typescript, 2000  Box 5 , Folder 8
 
Corrected Typescript, Notes, Correspondence, 2000  Box 5 , Folder 9
 
Corrected Typescript, 2002-2003  Box 5 , Folder 10
 
Treasury of Greek Mythology: Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Heroes and Monsters, 2011 
Box 5
Corrected Page Proof, undated  Box 5 , Folder 11-13
 
Corrected Page Proof, 2011  Box 5 , Folder 14-15
 
Correspondence, 2010-2011  Box 5 , Folder 16
 
Ugly, 2006 
Box 5
Corrected Typescript, 2004  Box 5 , Folder 17-19
 
Corrected Typescript, 2005  Box 5 , Folder 20
 
Wager, The, 2010 
Box 5
Corrected Typescript, 2008  Box 5 , Folder 21
 
Photocopied Corrected Typescript, undated  Box 5 , Folder 22
 
Corrected Page Proof, 2009  Box 5 , Folder 23-24
 
Correspondence, 2008-2009  Box 5 , Folder 25